Grief healing takes place when children interact peer-to-peer with others who have similar life experiences.
Because transportation and schedules may make it difficult to attend our onsite grief support programs, Lory's Place comes to schools, organizations and businesses.
Camp Lifetimes is a special day for grieving children. It is a time for them to meet others who have experienced the death of a loved one and to share their feelings and concerns in a beautiful, natural setting.
Join the fun! More than 1,300 children and adults help raise money for Lory's Place in our annual 5K Run, 5K Walk and Rocking Chair marathon!
This is our single largest fundraising event to benefit Lory's Place and there are several ways you can help us make it a great success.
The Love family is a perfect example of how your gift helps grieving children and families.
Your financial and in-kind donations are always needed and appreciated at Lory's Place. Your gift will make a difference in a grieving child's life.
All the programs and services at Lory's Place are free. This is possible in large part because of our volunteers. We always can use your help!
In addition to peer support, Lory's Place offers a library of age-appropriate books and materials as well as these online grief-healing articles and activities for children, teens and adults.
When someone dies, you want to help. Yet you may feel at a loss as to what to say or what not to say to a grieving person. These articles, books and websites will help you.
In 2004, Hospice at Home established Lory's Place to offer grief healing and education to children and their families.
At Lory's Place, our bereavement professionals help your children and you work through grief with understanding and hope.
Lory's Place transforms lives. Here are encouraging words from children and adults who know the impact it can have on your life, too.
I've got so many problems in my life, I thought that if I could come here and work through my grief, that it would get better.
My friends at Lory's Place help me feel happy again. I know life will never be the same, but I am learning how to make it better.
It means a lot to have a youth group at my school where I can express myself with others who are like me right now.
Not sure how I got here when I look back. I cannot put my finger on the precise time that I realized I feel just a little bit better.
When someone you love is dying â€“ or dies â€“ grief often rolls in like a wave that washes over not only the adults in your family, but the children, too. These waves of grief keep coming long after others â€śthinkâ€ť they should stop. So the children and you may need a safe harbor where grief healing can occur at your pace.
The regularly scheduled support group sessions at Loryâ€™s Place are that safe harbor. Here children in preschool through high school, as well as adults, can work through their grief in age-appropriate peer groups .
All the programs and services at Loryâ€™s Place are free. This is possible because so many people believe in what we do. Some volunteer as trained facilitators for our support groups. Others serve on our advisory board and still others as our Crewthat helps with community-awareness and fund-raising activities. Many people are generous with their financial support. They give money and in-kind donations. Others sponsor a child. Many participate in our special events such as our Run, Walk, and Rock and Reflections Dinner and Auction. Let us know how you would like to get involved. We would love to have you join us.
In addition to coming to Lory's Place for grief support services, children can also attend support groups at area schools. During these regularly scheduled school sessions, children interact with peers who are also grieving after a family member or friend dies. Our professional bereavement staff and trained volunteers also assist teachers and students during times of crisis.
Loryâ€™s Place offers grief support and education programs for our communities, too. Please encourage your organization or business to call us during times of crisis or after the loss of a colleague
Grief is not easy when youâ€™re an adult. You may try to ignore it, but unaddressed grief can lead to physical and mental health problems. So come to Loryâ€™s Place. Here you can share feelings, experiences and memories in a support group setting.
Our professional bereavement staff and trained volunteers will guide you and offer hope as you anticipate a loved oneâ€™s death or are grieving after a family member or friend dies. We offer special support groups if you have a miscarriage or stillbirth or if someone you love dies from suicide. And there are community programs that come to your organization after the death of a colleague or during a crisis.
Hospice at Home founded Lory's Place to fill an ongoing need in Southwestern Michigan, Northwest Indiana and beyond. We are a "Grief Healing and Education Center for Children and Families."
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Losing a loved one to death is not easy no matter what your age. Loryâ€™s Place is here to provide life-affirming hope and guidance to children and adults during their time of grieving.
Our grief support programs are provided for children ages 3 to 18 and their parents, guardians, grandparents, other close relatives and friends. We also offer programs for young adults.
After my second group meeting I realized many of the benefits of being in a group, like being with peers; being with adults who allow me to have my feelings without telling me how I should feel; and having a time, once a month where I know, even though it isn't easy that I can and will face the pain and work through it.